MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 08:39
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$158
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 457
104% 456 Pts
MC Int 459
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 452
68% 457 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 210
Parallax 226
73% 225 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 220
Splatting 176
78% 183 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$110
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 201 143 116 104 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 498
Write 346
Mixed 333
SusWrite 154
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 26.5
126% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 194
175% 263 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 104%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
183GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 117 127 91 64 64 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 93.4
Write 106
Mixed 43.1
SusWrite 92.5
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
276GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 82 82 81 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 157
Write 149
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 82.2
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 113 124 124 126 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 139
Write 129
Mixed 87.4
SusWrite 123
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 23
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $978
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